SafetyTreble tetherIn the 2002 ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), one of two brothers sailing a 50-foot boat fell overboard while working on the foredeck. He was clipped on to a jackline, but his brother could not get him back on board and he drowned. I thought about this incident, and
Hurricane PrepPlanning shoreside precautions Hurricane-force winds (over 64 knots, or 74 mph) and the resulting storm surge are serious business. If your boat is in an area that might see hurricane conditions, you need to know what action to take.
If possible, get the boat out of the water and remove
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The web site organizers note that KSE is a relief site where gear and sailing opportunities should be donated. It is not a place to sell gear or look for a coach
While South Florida was scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Wilma, and then to recover from the hit, the hard working sailors of the Gulf Coast were getting themselves back on the water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In some cases, they've been sailing for weeks, and in all cases, they are sailing in spite of huge challenges.
Mobile Yacht Club Commodore James Green